i have signed a voluntary retrenchment contract with my company, and it was all done swiftly from their side and later on they announced that they are closing one of our factories (in which i work).
The contract was signed end of August, and it clearly states that the company will treat me (and others) as employees until 30th November 2011. It also states that severance pay which was agreed upon on, will be paid 21 days after signing of the agreement.
The company now refuses to pay the severance pay until the end of november, stating that people will leave early if they get paid severance before that.
What can i do to make them pay that money, according to the contract?